from proviso from Middle English, from the Middle Latin loose ablative proviso quid 'provided that'; notably from the first word, being the inflected past participle provisus of providere 'to provide, see to', itself from pro- + videre 'to see') + -ory
- containing a proviso
- The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance.
- dependent on a proviso or condition
- A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail.
- temporary; pending something more permanent